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Geography
> Lebanon: Lying on the East coast of the Mediterranean sea, Lebanon is
   10 452 KM sq.. From North to south it measures around 180 KM of 
   coastal shores, and from east to west it measures around 50 KM. Lebanon
   is surrounded by Palestine from the South, the Mediterranean sea from the
   west and Syria from both east & north.
> Syria: Situated on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean, the country is
   surrounded by Turkey, Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan.
> Jordan: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is located between Syria,
   Palestine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia & Iraq.

Weather
> Lebanon:
The climate can be described as Mediterranean, moderate
   climate with mild rainy winters & long warm Summers. The temperature
   varies from 07c to 35c. The temperature in summer is pleasantly warm, cold
   in winter with snow falling at 1000 m altitude and above.
> Syria: Mediterranean climate, with a temperature of 32c in Summer, 10c in
   Winter & 22 in Fall & Spring.
> Jordan: The climate can be described as mild. December & January are
   raining months. July & August are the warmest months.

Local Time:
>
Lebanon, Syria, Jordan & Egypt: GMT + 2 hours in winter & + 3 hours
   in summer.

Electric Currents:
>
110 & 220 volts

Passport & visas:
> Lebanon: All foreigners must hold a passport valid for a period of at least
   six month from the date of arrival . Foreigners that can obtain the Lebanese
   visa at Airport borders are:
   * Austria * Germany * Finland * Saudi Arabia * Norway * Switzerland  
  
* Kuwait * Luxembourg * Denmark * France * Portugal * UAE  
  
* Canada * Italy * Belgium
*  Greece * Japan * Holland * Ireland 
  
* U.K. *Qatar * Spain * Sweden * Australia
> Syria, Jordan & Egypt: Individual traveler visas must be issued and
   obtained  from the Consulate at the country of origin. A group visas
   (collective) can be arranged by Anastasia travel for a minimum of 08 persons
   with some particular conditions to all three countries.

Languages:
>
The majority of Lebanese, Syrian & Jordanian people speak French &
   English in addition to the native language (Arabic).

Currency & Banking:
> Lebanon: All currency exchange in & out of the country is completely free.
   Foreign currency can be exchanged at any bank or at exchange counters

   found in main business areas. The
   monetary unit is the Lebanese pound
   (ex.$1=1 500 LL).
   Bank notes are divided into units of
   LL 100.000, LL 50.000, LL
25.000,
   LL 10.000, 5.000, LL 1.000, LL 500,
   LL 250.
> Syria: The unit of the Syrian currency
   is Syrian pound (ex. $1=50 SL). Bank
   notes are: 500 SL, 100 SL, 50 SL,
   25 SL, 10 SL.
> Jordan: The unit of the Jordanian
   currency is Dinar. (ex. $1=0.60 JD). Bank notes are:
   20 JD, 10 JD, 5 JD & 1 JD and half JD.
> Egypt: The unit of the Egyptian currency is pound. (ex $1=3.37 EGP).
   Bank notes are: 50 EGP, 20 EGP, 10 EGP, 5 EGP & 1 EGP.

For more information contact :

Anastasia Travel, Tourism and Limousine Company

Sin-El-Fil Highway - Mardini Center
P.O.Box: 90-1511  Jdeidet El Metn - Lebanon
Tel: 961.1.498363 - 492016 - 500756 - 500781 - 492963 - 510051/2/3/4  
Fax: 961.1.500778 - 513351 - 510055 - 510056
Email address: online@anastasiatravel.com

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